The Witcher: What Year Are Strigo’s Video Games Set?

The videogaming trilogy of The Witcher owes much of its success not only to the quality of the writing of history and characters, but also to the care shown in the creation of the narrative universe of the series and its worlds.

To remain faithful to the narrative told in the books of Andrzej Sapkowski, CD Projekt RED followed the system of fictitious dating used by the same writer in his works, thus defining with greater precision the temporal distances between events As a result, each of the three games tells stories that have a well-defined beginning and end, helping players to rebuild the timeline of the series.

In particular, the first chapter of The Witcher is set in year 1273 (despite the prologue of the game erroneously reports the date of 1270), about 5 years after the end of the War of the Northern Kingdoms against the Empire The events narrated in The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings start about a month after the end of the previous game, and it is therefore plausible to think that it is still set in the year 1273. The Witcher 3 is finally set about 6 months after the end of the second chapter and sees Geralt engaged in the difficult quest of Cyrus, while raging a third devastating war between the empire of Nilfgaard and the Northern Kingdoms

In case you want to deepen the narrative universe of Strigo, we explain in what order to read The Witcher’s novels.

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